September 29, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Free Civil Legal Help at Lex Park Library -

Thursday, September 1, 2022

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Monday, August 29, 2022

Black Civil War Soldiers Exhibit Makes Stop in Lex Park -

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time for ‘The Big Conversation’ -

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

A Mixed Week for Women

The good news is, Google is paying15,500 female employees owed money to achieve equitable pay. Meanwhile, 79% of the CEOs in the top 100 government contracting firms are male. Furthermore, higher levels of “forever chemicals” when found in middle-aged women’s blood increase her risk of hypertension. The “forever chemicals” — PCFs — are associated with large scale fire retardants but are also in kitchenware and cosmetics.

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Aircraft ‘Safety Pause’ Ordered by Navy

Three US Navy and Marine Corps aircraft crashes in the past week and a half — two of which were fatal — have led the Navy’s aviation community to undergo a “safety pause.” During the pause Monday, all non-deployed units reviewed risk-management practices and conducted training “on threat and error-management processes.”

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New Helicopters Headed to Andrews

Andrews

Joint Base Andrews, MD, will be the next location to receive the new MH-139 helicopter. The Grey Wolf will replace the aging UH-1N Huey and expand the base’s fleet size.

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Autonomous Tanker Crosses Pacific

The 134,000 ton Prism Courage, just became the first autonomous tanker to cross the Pacific Ocean. The liquefied natural gas carrier sailed itself for roughly 12,427 miles.

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US to Review Wind Project Off Ocean City

Wind Farm

The US Dept. of the Interior will conduct an environmental review of an energy-producing wind project proposed by US Wind about 10 nautical miles offshore of Ocean City, MD, and Sussex County, DE. US Wind submitted the $8.7M winning bid to develop the Maryland lease area in a 2014 lease sale. A 30-day public comment period runs through July 8, 2022, as Interior determines the scope of its environmental review.

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Milley: Respecting Legacy of D-Day Soldiers

D-Day

US Army GEN Mark Milley, speaking Monday at the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer in France, overlooking Omaha Beach, told a group of World War II veterans gathered for the 78th anniversary of D-Day that the ongoing war in Ukraine is about “honoring” them as the world has come together “against a determined invader.”

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Navy Setting Stage for RIMPAC 2022

RIMPAC

The US Navy is preparing for Rim of the Pacific 2022, the world’s largest maritime exercise, which will take place from June 29 to August 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-six countries, 38 surface ships, four submarines, 170 aircraft, and approximately 25,000 personnel are expected to participate.

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Kitty Hawk Arrives at Final Port

A moment of silence was held for the USS Kitty Hawk as the Navy’s last commissioned conventional-powered aircraft carrier entered Brazos Santiago Pass, the entrance of a 17-mile channel to its final destination, International Shipbreaking. Kitty Hawk operated for 48 years before being decommissioned in 2009.

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Memorial Day Video ’22

Military Times honors the fallen in a Memorial Day Video 2022, which gives the names and shows the faces of the 19 US service members who have died since last Memorial Day in support of their nation.

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Lights, Camera, Action at NAS Pax

Camera

When “Top Gun: Maverick” technical crew members needed expert advice, they consulted engineers at NAVAIR. The command provided filmmakers with two F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jets to modify for photography and a decommissioned Grumman F-14 Tomcat for on-the-ground scenes, as well as wind tunnel testing for the cameras.

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